I'm super excited about today's post! I've never done a book review, but I will give it my best shot!
I'm going to start by saying I've never in my life read anything like Echoes. I honestly don't read much outside my favorite genres, so reading Echoes was a step into the unknown. Although I'd heard many splendid things about it, I didn't have high expectations.
Let's dive in, shall we?
(Isn't the cover lovely <3)
Description from the back of the book:
"You’ve started a countdown equivalent to a nuclear bomb detonation. And once the weapon latches onto a goal, there’s not a person on earth who can change it.”
Emma White is the most dangerous weapon the world has ever seen.
She’s not a child; she’s a hurricane, an earthquake, a force of nature. She’s been trained as the world’s most deadly assassin – capable of stopping and starting wars as easily as others breathe. Under her skin crackles the type of power that most people only ever dream about.
And she doesn’t remember any of it.
Adrae Silverman is the Queen of the Night. She’s clothed in darkness and washed in royalty, and Emma is her newest conquest. She wants the kind of power Emma wields, and is willing to do whatever it takes to make Emma remember – and embrace – what she was created to do. She’s going to rise into the skies, one way or another.
But Emma has made a promise to protect humanity – from a past she can’t even recall. To keep it, she must find a way to defy Adrae, and she must do it without the help of the hurricane under her skin.
Set in a surprisingly normal, modern-day world, Echoes mixes contemporary with science fiction and is told from the scattered, poetical style of Emma’s thoughts. Stunning comparisons and Emma’s breathtakingly raw honesty weave a heartbreaking story of Emma’s attempt to protect humanity – from her own past.
I thought it would be fun to do something similar to my last post and look at Echoes from both the writer and the reader sides of my mind.
Since it is outside my usual reading the style and poeticness (that is a word I'm sure) It's so pretty, like a huge painting. As I continued to get to know the characters I got more and more drawn into the story. The story is engaging, though not a real page-turner. It's slowly paced, but it's enjoyable because you see a little of yourself in Emma White. The way Emma constantly compares and contrasts almost everything is beautiful. Her relationship with Natan is so sweet. Natan is the sunshine in Emma's storm. Natan's sunshine warms the coldness of the world around her. Natan sees her not as a weapon, but as a girl, a person just like any other; in need of love and sunshine.
Honestly, the ending is what made the book. Everything leading up to it suddenly clicked. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
(Trying to do this without spoilers is very hard.😂)
The genre is poetic contemporary with a tinge of Sci-Fi. The MC (Emma White) uses abundant metaphors and similes to process the world around her. The story is told from solely her POV. Emma's POV is unique, she sees the world for what it is. As the story progresses, Emma finds out who she really is and what she is capable of. Her mind is constantly whirling with thoughts and tucking away minute details about everyone and everything. The ending was satisfying, but left me wanting the sequel, Mirage.
I hope y'all enjoyed that; I had a lot of fun putting this together! I'll end this post with some very important information.
Buy Echoes on Amazon!
Check Out Miranda's Website!
(You'll find out about her other books and about how amazing she is as a person)
I hope y'all have a lovely rest of your weekend!